Press Release

McHenry: Congress Must Disapprove of This Deal

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after this morning's announcement by the Obama Administration of a nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran:

"Today's announcement, coming after weeks of extended and missed deadlines, leaves me deeply concerned that the effort to find a deal has led this Administration to a bad one. The announced details thus far include no guarantee of access to sensitive sites for third-party inspectors, shreds the rigorous sanctions regime that has worked so well in recent years, and only increases the chances that Iran will possess nuclear weapons in the future.

"President Obama's claims that no deal will lead to war lacks basis in reality and looks instead to be fear mongering aimed at engendering popular support for a bad deal. This Iranian regime contributed directly to the deaths of countless American soldiers on the battlefields of Iraq, directly supports Hezbollah and the Assad regime in Syria, and continues to be fully committed to the downfall of our sacred ally Israel. To provide them sanctions relief with no meaningful, long-term constraints on their nuclear program is extremely dangerous to our allies in the Middle East and world peace more broadly. It is my belief that Congress must disapprove of this deal."